What Determines The Value Of A Particular Cryptocurrency Or Token?

by Trefis Team
In an earlier article we clearly stated that heavy cryptography is employed to make sure that only a certain amount of a currency or token is ever produced in order to maintain the decentralization of the network. This effectively means that ther...
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Here’s What to Expect from Alcoa’s Fourth Quarter Results

by Trefis Team
Alcoa Corp (NYSE: AA) is set to report its fourth quarter earnings results on 17 January, 2018 followed by a conference call with analysts on the same day. As Alcoa spun off its value-added businesses into a separate company toward the end of las...
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Here’s Why We Think Norfolk Southern Will Grow Strongly In The Near Term

by Trefis Team
Norfolk Southern Corp.  (NYSE:NSC), the Virginia-based railroad company, has had a great 2017. The company’s stock has surged almost 37% in the last one year, on the back of an improvement in coal shipments, caused by the favorable business...
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Here’s Why Store Expansion Is Crucial For Starbucks’ Valuation

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Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) is expanding aggressively, especially in China, however the company is struggling to grow revenues from existing stores with declining comparable sales. Based on its 2017 fiscal year results, the company has revised its c...
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How Changes To The U.S. Tax Code Could Impact AT&T And Verizon

by Trefis Team
The U.S. government recently passed one of the biggest changes to the tax code in decades, as it seeks to increase investments and accelerate economic growth. Under the new tax bill, the corporate tax rate will be lowered to 21% from 35%, while t...
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Here’s Why We Changed Our Price Estimate For Twitter To $23

by Trefis Team
We recently revised our price estimate for Twitter ‘s (NYSE:TWTR) stock from $16 to $23, a change of around 40%. The company is focusing on acquiring more users for its platform and rolling out new video content and formats. We expect this ...
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What Is The Difference Between Cryptocurrencies, Utility Tokens, And Equity Tokens?

by Trefis Team
Cryptocurrencies have become the talk of the town over the last couple of months. However, one must keep in mind that not all the “cryptocurrencies” that are being talked about are currencies at all. The following discussion aims to c...
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Can Tim Hortons Be The Key Growth Driver For Restaurant Brands International In The Long Term?

by Trefis Team
Restaurant Brands International  (NYSE: QSR) operates three restaurant chains – Burger King (BK) (which is a strong competitor to McDonald’s), Tim Hortons (TH) (a coffee chain which has the majority of its restaurants in Canada), and the recently...
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Here’s How a Decline in Gold Production Could Remain an Upside for Gold Producers

by Trefis Team
With three U.S. interest rate hikes in 2017 and additional increases in the key policy rate anticipated in the next two years, there seems to be an unfavorable prospect for gold prices in the upcoming years. However, declining gold output over th...
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Here’s Why We Are Bullish On CSX Corp.

by Trefis Team
The year 2017 was not a great one for the US-based railroad company,  CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX). Though the year started on a high note with the the appointment of E. Hunter Harrison, a railroad industry veteran, as the Chief Executive Officer...
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Here’s How “Delivery” Can Drive Growth For McDonald’s

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In late 2016, McDonald’s  (NYSE:MCD) partnered with UberEATS to expand its door delivery initiative in the U.S. This partnership expanded significantly last year and by the end of 2017 the company is on track for 10,000 McDonald’s restauran...
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A Look At Big Pharma’s Value Sensitivity To Changes In Tax Rates

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With the U.S. government’s new tax law coming into effect, many companies will see a significant impact from changes in their effective tax rates (some more than others, of course). In this note, we focus on some of the major pharmaceutical...
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How Much Can First Data Grow In 2018?

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First Data Corporation, a global payments technology solutions company, has seen consistent growth over the past few years. Its business is largely driven by multi-year contracts that allow it to achieve consistent recurring revenues. The company...
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How Rio’s Access to High Grade Iron Ore Would Remain Advantageous to the Company in Q4

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China’s regulatory authorities have initiated a series of industrial production cuts in its winter months, starting in November, to control its alarming level of pollution. Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO), being one of the largest iron ore producers g...
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Dunkin’ Brands’ Next Move Towards Menu Simplification: No Artificial Dyes

by Trefis Team
One of the key goals of Dunkin’ Brands  (NASDAQ:DNKN) in 2018 is to simplify its menu in order to improve its operational efficiency and provide consumers with clean menu labels. This strategy is also likely to reduce employee turnover and make t...
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